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Dec 30, 2012 9:45am EST
their christian religion. others african superstitions. and for me this went to the heart of why the book became inevitable, or why for me gave me discourse all my life. very strange. i started today pretty close to 80. i should actually exist in an environment in which for leading what i believe or not believing what i do not believe of considered one of what i call terminal censorship. now, go back to history, and i don't just mean the person. i'm talking about the society in which i live, in which i was raised, the history of my people. as i never ate in "of africa," when the european explorers -- when i'm there rate in "of africa," the christian missionaries came to africa on the mission of conversion. we had a very serious problem. and that was we couldn't find satan. they couldn't find the devil. if you want to convert people, you've got to first or persuade them that their soul is in dire danger. headed for the ultimate bonfire on the other side of existence. and for that, you need to label them followers of the devil. diabolical human beings. so they look for the devil, and looked among
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Dec 29, 2012 8:15pm EST
somehow or other with the issue of religion and the life of politics and social life. this is including the book, difficulty journalists frequently have and probably understanding religion as a motive in offense. is called blind spot, done together with her birder amundsen and my colleague who is here today, coal martial. it was published and won several literary prizes. it has also included work on a book entitled a table in the presence which was written by lieutenant commander carry cash which concerns his experiences as a chaplain in combat. another portion of her work also within the area of religion has focused on the fate of christians around the world and in particular their travails in recent years. this included award-winning their blood cries out co-authored with marshall and the award-winning biography by baroness cox, eyewitness to a world. erinys cox is a distinguished member of the house of lords, famous as a campaigner for human rights and for christian rights. there will also be fairly soon another book called persecuted, the global assault on christians which will be o
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Dec 24, 2012 8:30am EST
's very interested in religion, he's very interested in faith. and even though he did not remain a mormon for his entire life -- it was just as a child, he returned to the catholic church -- it will always be a part of this sort of complex faith journey as he calls it religion's complicated, and his religious story is complicated too. not just because of catholicism and mormonism, but also because he attends a protestant/evangelical church that his wife and her family have participated in. so he's dabbled with a lot of religious practices. >> host: does he attend church today, and if so, where? >> guest: he says he attends catholic mass every sickle day -- >> host: down which -- >> guest: yeah. there's a catholic church just a few steps away from his office, and very easy to get to from him. but when he's here in miami, he lives in west miami, a suburb of miami proper, he attends another church called christ fellowship, and that is an evangelical/protestant-based faith which is a part of the southern baptist convention. >> host: is it a megachurch? >> guest: the it's a big church, somewhe
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Dec 25, 2012 8:45pm EST
pretty much believed everything they taught me as far as religion and jesus christ but i was into reading and i liked to read and started getting into history and i discovered a lot of real history didn't reconcile with the bible. so the question is, i discovered a series of books that mentions -- suggests perhaps that there really was no jesus christ, in the historical record, actually starts almost two centuries after this character appeared, and it could possibly be something that was -- i mean, that invention, but how do you address the fact that, for 200 years or so, before there was writing about this, nothing appears no letters from anybody no graffiti, no correspondence between ain't spent people and why does ever when we put this book together i left out all religious figures. i don't want it to be a battle over religion. so much good and bad can come out of religion. but i think it's amazing how much we can agree on, and i felt like i didn't want to put out there something that people could consecutive agree on, so there's no politics, religion, my dodd is better than your god.
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Dec 31, 2012 10:00am EST
to destroy them. what are the four pillars? first, america was founded on the christian religion and predominantly influenced by protestantism. by the 20 century, catholics and jews played an important role, the culture 1900 was still fundamentally protestant, and even the progressives emerged from the liberal protestant churches. this reinforced a second exceptional pillar, common law, which posits that god-given, or the laws given from god to the people and it bubbles up word to the rumors. it gives us the government of the people, by the people and for the people that lincoln referred to. common-law stand in stark opposition to almost every other nation on earth that has developed some form of civil law come in which law trickles down from the top. both germany and england had common-law for a while, but by the 20th century both have more or less abandoned it. germany more so than england. therefore, by the end of world war ii, when you have unloaded however unwillingly its colonies, those colonies were themselves designed on principles of civil law. us, the first two pillars
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Dec 23, 2012 8:30pm EST
rights. the government does that give those rights depended on your religion, economic class, a gender, or theoretically your sexual orientation. that is the way it is supposed to be. some libertarians already get that who have a special obligation to te
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Dec 30, 2012 11:15pm EST
for all of those explained is more reasonable than out motive forms represented the government religion and culture may also be seen to the impulse buy those in extremists to seek out magic. the quiet of the psychic healer and energy for their past and the worshiper of the political strongman trade autonomy for magic. but the power of the magic feathers and beads and stimulus might the resurrection cannot be attempted without sacrifice. here the sacrifice of reason, the contemporary equivalent of dashing the flesh to make it rain. of course it implies a supranatural recipient and an angry god and requires a strong enough priest perhaps the demigod himself to teach the acceptable forms. the political duke may be questioned by the non-applicable brother to reduce reasons why the field politician be the dictator of the pretender to god should be supported when his words are meaningless, his promise is either failed and the work is proved worthless but this raises the point as with the psychic healer it isn't the promised result for which the inflicted is brought but for the experience of t
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Dec 25, 2012 7:30am EST
with religion, another school? >> is deliberately secular nonsectarian. >> what does it cost to go their four-year? >> i have no idea. >> what would it cost and reverend bliss this day. >> i don't thought that either come over 10 and open a store not offspring and delete, but to people of all ethnicities, classes and that's its appeal, it's mary. >> how is it viewed in the middle east and how is it the reverend bliss opened it? >> all-star with the chronologically earlier one first. there's a lot of suspicion when the school opened in the 1860s. this is run by christian missionaries, americans who didn't have very deep roots in the region, but rather quickly it became apparent to middle easterners who are not just orthodox christians, but this is the best place to get the possible education and within a generation may 1900 have become what it remains to this day, which is the harvard of the middle east. what is magnificent is that it is on collusive this institution founded by americans that exist to serve the interests of the people of the middle east, regardless of background and is an exam
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Dec 26, 2012 9:00am EST
on the basis -- outlawed discrimination on the basis of discrimination -- religion, and sex. and 1950s, law firms, and some of the finest graduates were saying they wanted no women. they would feel uncomfortable dealing with a woman, or as often her, we hired a woman at this from once, and she was dreadful. how many men did they hire that didn't work out? so it wasn't easy to get that first job. first job was all important because if you got it and performed well, then the next job was secure. well, i had a great professor, someone may know you -- some of you may know his name, he was the first constitutional law scholar, and he was in charge of getting judicial clerkship for columbia law school students. and i was special. he was determined to give me a federal clerkship. so he recommended me to a judge who always hired his law clerks from columbia. and then -- [inaudible] is ruth bader ginsburg. she has a four year old daughter. how can i rely on her? and the professor said, give her a chance. if she doesn't work out, there's a man in her class who will step in and take over for her. if y
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Dec 26, 2012 8:00pm EST
nihilism or atheism. the first amendment, congress shall make no law to establish religion or their free exercise thereof. in other words, stay out of it. obviously it assumes -- and there is god. we knew what the religions were. the baptist conventions, they weren't like worshiping a pope. they believed in god. i'm not going to revise history. i grew up in a religious environment and i'm proud of it. i am proud of it but i thank god i believe in god or i would probably be enormously angry right now. so they i am grateful and unapologetic. >> one interesting sort of -- it is remarkable when we started talking a little bit about how the sub by this change over time and we could have could've also edit the 19th amendment, women becoming part of this ever greater ark of democratic inclusion. >> and prohibition. i will drink to that. [laughter] >> but that was repealed. in general most of the amendments, as you said before, maybe more perfect. >> or less perfect perk is. >> but then we got rid of it. >> i don't drink so i understand. [laughter] >> on revision is pretty extraordinary, the con
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Dec 26, 2012 11:00pm EST
fundamentally, you know, it has a lot to do with morality and religion and the fact that the forces -- it has become more and more acceptable in our society to have children out of wedlock, in particular, in the african-american community. it is too bad. >> social science does show anything, it is the correlation between two parent families and achievement? >> absolutely. that was also politically incorrect to say for a long time. that is the reason one daniel patrick moynihan pointed out this problem in the 1960s come he got such a firestorm of criticism. his brave as he was come again nothing to do with this issue for the rest of his career. but now it is becoming increasingly recognized on both sides of the aisle. as roger said. you know, you name the social pathology, whether it's dropping out of school, getting into trouble with the law, whatever. there is a strong correlation between that and growing up in a home without a father, particularly for voice and this gentleman right here. >> we will have to job is to close in just a couple of minutes. this is our next last question. >> hello
CSPAN
Dec 29, 2012 6:00pm EST
wants him disqualified because of his religion. he is a member of the mormon church. i leave it to you to imagine what such a precedent could do to our entire system of justice if judges can be either assigned or disqualified on the basis of religion. these next few items may make you laugh, but you will hurt a little, too. a former california superintendent of education, dr max rafferty, has uncovered a few items having to do with extremes in the battle of the sexes. the department of health, education and welfare has discovered that in one public school system, more boys than girls were being spanked. if the school system doesn't want a million dollars in federal aid to be withheld, it will henceforth spank girls and boys in exactly equal numbers. in woonsocket, rhode island, the city council has ruled that from now on those metal-covered holes in our streets we've long called manholes will henceforth be known as person holes. and in missoula, montana, a peeping tom ordinance is now a 'peeping person' law. well, that's all the desk cleaning for today. and as i indicated when i began,
CSPAN
Dec 24, 2012 11:15am EST
about it as a church and as a religion and also because brigham young is such a figure of broad significance in the 19th century america. >> and the most famous today's mitt romney. does the romney family have interaction with the brigham young plan? >> i'm sure there are many descendants that know each other. the church is still a fairly tight knit institution and especially in utah it means a lot if you have ancestors that go way back to the pioneer era of the church. >> romney does as well. >> why did the family in that in mexico at one part? >> wealthy ended up in mexico because i believe mitt romney's great grandfather practiced marriage, she was a polygamist and later a part in the 1800's case serious effort to incarcerate more men men who produce polygamy and they went to mexico to escape persecution and i'm not an expert on the family history, but i believe mitt romney's great grandfather was among them. >> the wait until he had died before the out of the polygamists? >> it was out what putative is essentially made a federal crime in 1862. but the u.s. government doesn't
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Dec 29, 2012 11:00pm EST
huntington said something very profound the west won the world not for security of values or religion but superiority of application of organized violence. westerners forget that the non westerners do not. but to have this policy to iraq have a million children have died and then after 9/11 fed is continue. and greasy the lions running from 8098 from 18980 iraq and afghanistan to the current administration. >> with your book the untold history of the united states. >> but what we are said is not told to the university audience but it is told in the public schools are those who get history from television so that is what we try to challenge. a report card last year but also to look at math and science with high-school seniors show proficiency in u.s. history. that the report said only 2 percent can explain what brown feet board of education was about even though it was implicit our kids don't know much history. what they do know is wrong. it is based on the work of greater science. but we have a big sweep because we could couple this with the showtime documentary to make it more dramat
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Dec 30, 2012 12:15am EST
send on to the glory of god. the rise of christianity and the other religions the book is crucial. i want to start really by saying everybody is terrified at the moment the special in the publishing world which i too escaped from actually in books. how can we encourage people to read the book and does it matter whether they read the book digitally or on line are not? does it matter? >> you mentioned the container. >> you mentioned the container. i stole. >> thank you. we are finding in this is speaking from the public library perspective, that we are actually attracting more people with the poll of the digital container. in fact we just received a grant to expand the publishing industry is going through all of its challenges, a grant to provide more e-book titles and also to actually loan the readers, generic e-readers to the public so that they can download and then walk out of the library with this reader. >> you can rented -- >> they can download the readers and do that and they can also have the other books so we are finding that actually it's encouraging the active reading. >> i
CSPAN
Dec 25, 2012 3:15pm EST
and as a young teenager i read the entire bible. the language, leaving aside all talk of religion and focusing on the words that are used in the king james translation, first of all, it is fabulously well written and secondly, so many of those phrasess and rhythms have entered into all of our minds, all of us whether we have ever read the bible or not we know those frayss and we used them and i think i am probably every other riders in the english language has been influenced by the king james translation more than by any of the book. what i'd like to do when i come to manhattan, actually the same as what i do in london. i like to go to restaurants with my friends. >> i read the -- "eye of the needle" and on the wings of eagles and i thought they were both superb. your comment about boy george and communism put something in my mind. have you come across any similar conversations between franco and hitler as to why franco did not declare war on the allies after having accepted so much aid from the not seize and if so could you put me in that direction? >> i have never come across such a convers
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Dec 25, 2012 6:00pm EST
-government. religion didn't tolerate it in political culture and family culture does not tolerate it. this is a lost cause. we must not involve ourselves. so he would not involve less in trying to change the culture of the people in the middle east. these are people with no history, political history or religious history of self-government. they don't know what it means. >> and what would you like? >> i'm not quite sure what he was late. >> even federalists would be appalled at the federal government intrusion in our lives today. it is in every area of our lives. veterans commit the troops bedrooms, living rooms, garages, rose, everywhere the federal government is in our lives and that would have appalled the most extreme federalists who founded this type of government. the first thing he would done, patrick and i would have gone right along with him. they would've gone in your bedroom and threats of attack that tag for the mattress. >> will entertain questions for the audience. they urge you in homage brian lamb, founder of c-span who tuning asks the best questions, which are simple and direct, we
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Dec 30, 2012 9:00pm EST
of religion with the added security argue the application of organized violence because they often forget that fact. the non-westerners often do, so he says it is justifiable that we can have this policy towards iraq even though half a million children have died and clinton passes the laws that basically gives the opportunity for bush to go further after with the invasion of iraq so we see the continuum, that is a part of the point that we are making. it is and democrats versus republicans we see it with the lines running you can see 1846 with mexico but we are choosing from 1899 up through iraq and afghanistan and yemen. >> it is a way of life, so in some ways -- >> we're standing on the shoulders of a lot of great americans and it's not really the diversity offices. some are told in the public schools and it is untold to the popular audience and people that get their history from television and so that is what we try to challenge the they don't know much history and they say that there were some at understanding u.s. history than they are understanding the math and science with to this
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Dec 30, 2012 10:00pm EST
and religion. what was the coverage like? >> in fact this morning i ran the 47% and i asked two questions. one is how much debt the does it get and how many media outlets cover the story and what is the shelf life? does it last a day a week or a month? they were short. maybe a three week kind of peak. romney to 47% we still haven't seen the end of that obviously but it's been about a month now. the story is dropoff but they get dragged back in either by opponents were dragged in by the defense and i am sure they come out of the presidential debates and wondered if obama will ask a question about that. the issue is in my mind which of these gaps are ones we ought to pay attention to? do they represent a true character flaw and do they represent an incapacity to act in a way that we would like or are they just -- we all make mistakes. they have them hanging out in the public and now with the internet and youtube and places like that they are not only discriminated more broadly and quickly but there is an archival capability we can go out and find out what barack obama said in 1998 or what mitt r
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Dec 24, 2012 7:15am EST
," john barry recounts the life of the theologian and his thoughts on the division of religion and politics. former secretary of state madeleine albright recounts her childhood in czechoslovakia during the nazi invasion in "prague winter." in bill veeck, paul dickson details the life of the advocate for racial equality and players' economic rights. damien ec cols in "life after death." for an extended links of various publications' 2012 notable book
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Dec 24, 2012 3:00pm EST
to the abolitionists, and so their attitude was you want us to study your language and religion, we'll do it, but at the same time, we're going to invest on our own io deppedty as the mendi people. you could say that their african identity grew as a counterpoint to the idea that they should be civilized pie yous christians. now, all of these tensions were on displace because once the supreme court ruled in their favor and said they could go home, well, the supreme court said they had to have speedometer to pay for the going home, how were they going to get home? well, for the longest time, people believed louis and other wealthy abolitionists paid for this, but, in fact, what happened, the abolitionists with the cooperation of the africans organized a big tour up and down the eastern sea board in which the africans would go and speak and perform their knowledge of christianity, perform their knowledge of english, perform their civilization, and, at the same time, insisted on singing their native african songs, the african side was always there, and here's the wildest part of it all -- the ma
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Dec 24, 2012 9:45pm EST
that america is freedom. freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of enterprise, and freedom is special and rare. it's fragile. it needs production. so we've got teach history based not on what is in fashion, but what is important. why the pilgrims who came here. who jimmy doolittle was and what the 30 seconds over tokyo met. on the 40th anniversary of d day i read a letter from a woman who wrote to her father who fought over d.day. she said we will always remember and never forget what the boys of normandy did. let's help her keep her word. i'm worning of an eradication of the american memory that could result ultimately in the erosion of the american spirit. let's start with basics. more attention to american history and greater emphasis on sitting ruche l. let me offer lesson one. all great change in america begins at the dinner table. tomorrow night in the kitchen i hope the talk begins and children, if your parents haven't been teaching you what it means to be an american, let them know and nail them on it. that would be a very american thing to do. [applause] i want to thank staff
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Dec 29, 2012 7:00pm EST
billion times or more. and guess what? towns and cities and civilizations and cultures and religion and science in the words that we are using communicate with you. propulsion and repetition, persistence and obsessive and driven repetition. the simple rule is an assumption. but the assumptions of health and scientists. but unlike many functions, the termite one wraps around and there is something more antibiotic about it. in fact, they are holding onto a reality that does not exist until the termite makes it. no single termite can make this. the reality that only tens of thousands of termite can make. it is a rule that makes laws were there were no walls and towers were there were no towers and on the very forefront of your brain, they put into world that wasn't there. a world of what could be. a world of possibility. it is an axiom. remember those 165 words i recall it's? those were axioms. and those have strange powers. of how and why. the power of the termite. here comes the problem number three. it is a mystery hidden in plain sight. hidden in one of science's favorite fixations
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Dec 31, 2012 12:00am EST
said the west won the world not by the superiority of its idead of values or religion but by the superiority of its application of organized violence. and westerners often forget that fact. nonwesterners never do. so albright, justifiable that we can have this policy toward iraq, even though a half million died, and clinton passes the law that basically gives the opportunity for bush to go further with it when bush, after 9/11, with the invasion of iraq. so, we see a continuum. that's part of the point we're making. it's not democrats versus republicans. foreign policy is bipartisan and we see it as this -- these lines running from 1898 -- you can say 1846 with mexico -- but we're tracing from 1899 up to iraq and afghanistan and yemen, and to the current administration. >> a lot like great historian williams who argues empire is a way of life. you call your book "untold history of the united states now now and in some ways williams -- >> we're following that. that's been on -- standing on on the showereds of a lot of great historian. this is not really untold to unive
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Dec 27, 2012 11:00pm EST
made sense is regardless of culture and race and religion, there is some commonality. the essential human truths and passions and hopes and moral precepts that are universal. >> guest: that is part of the speech that made him famous. the united states, not just red states and blue states. he presented himself as the personification of that notion. the presidency has been a rude awakening in terms of how far you can take that. so he could deal with the promise and frustrations of that idea ever since. as i'm sure we would both be experiencing in the telephone calls. >> host: so your book ends in 1989. he said there is another common? >> guest: i didn't want to get too ahead of myself, but i have every intention. i've done a lot of reporting through the years. i don't want to do a quickie. i don't write my books for the politics of the moment. >> host: the book ends in 1989. but at this point, barack obama, so far lived in seattle and 1962 until 1967, back to honolulu and then back to indonesia. 1967 to 1971, back to honolulu, 79 to 1981, los angeles and then he moved to new york for
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Dec 28, 2012 6:00am EST
of culture, race or religion or tribe there is some commonality. these are essential human truths and passions and truth and moral precepts. >> guest: in some ways that is a variation of what he said in a speech that made him famous in 2004 keynote address at the democratic national convention in boston where he said there are no red states or. states that the united states. that prevented himself as the personification of that notion. his presidency has been a rude awakening in terms of how far he could take that. he has been dealing with the promise and frustrations of that idea ever since as i am sure we will both be experiencing when the telephone calls come for the show. >> host: your book ends in 1989, "barack obama: the story". you say there's another volume coming. >> guest: 40 years of robert caro who is one of my heroes, check that out on the down load. i have every intention -- i have a lot of reporting which influenced this first book even though they are not in it. i don't want to do quickie, i don't want my books -- i write them for history. there are a lot of docume
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Dec 30, 2012 7:45am EST
of religion, freedom of enterprise, and freedom is special and rare. it's fragile. it needs production. so we've got to teach history based not on what -- but what's important. why the pilgrims came here, what those 30 seconds over tokyo meant. four years ago on the 40th anniversary of d-day, i read a letter from a young woman writing to her late father who had fought on omaha beach. her name was lisa, and she said we will always remember, we will never forget what the boys of normandy did. well, let's help her keep her word. if we forget what we did, we won't know who we are. i'm warning of an eradication of the american memory that could result ultimately in an erosion of the american spirit. .. [applause] >> i want to thank the staff here at the library, because i called this afternoon, and i said, you know, i've been thinking about how to introduce this talk, and it occurred to me it's pretty stupid for me to quote reagan, and i could get reagan to quote reagan, and i think you will all agree there's a power to what he did and how he did it. i also believe, by the way, that's at least 50%
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Dec 30, 2012 7:30pm EST
franco and the vatican, which made every other religion illegal. if we cannot shot her with a funny story really. what's not funny as i'm in a bar in northern spain and the guys in the bar are trying to teach me how to pour the wonderful seder, though harry seder of the story, which perhaps you know it. you will compile the say over your head and you have a class with a very big open by spring up this way and decided associate the outside of the class and balancing. i'm trying to do that, but most of it is running down my pants world over the floor. a little bit is going into the class. one of the guys says to me, immoral party was drunk by this time it one of the case estimate, are you catholic or atheist clerics does seem to be the only possibilities. so i said i'm neither a catholic or an atheist. he said no kidding can best be protestant. i said what he think that? because of her in the her in the american government is protestant. he said that's. john kennedy was a protestant. so he said what are you? i'm jewish. they said no, you couldn't be jewish. why couldn't i be jewish? because
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Dec 26, 2012 7:30am EST
laws, or is it the view that you should protect the free exercise of religion to the greatest extent possible? we look at these cases and resolve them according to our best view of the law not in terms of a political or conservative agenda. now, there are ways of characterizing us that make a little bit more sense in terms of the work we do. some of my colleagues refer to it here fairly strictly to the text of the statute. others of my colleagues like to look more expansively to what we call the legislative history, the background of the statute or its purpose, and it makes sense to refer to them in those terms. some of us think it's very important be what the framers -- what the framers of the constitution were thinking about at the founding when they drafted it, others of us on the court take a more flexible view and think that the interpretation of the constitution should be informed by evolutionary developments. again, those sorts of things make sense. it's just easer isier, i -- easier, i think, for reporters to say that justice is liberal, and that justice is conservative, and
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Dec 28, 2012 8:00pm EST
. we studied the great religions of the world. we studied for.her martin luther king junior was all about and we were ready and we would be sitting in her standing in at a theater or going on a freedom ride and we would be beaten, we would be jailed. but we didn't strike back. we had it as a way of living, in way of life, that it's better to love into hate. we wanted to build a community. we wanted to be reconciled. so this book is also about reconciliation. to give you one example, i first came to washington d.c. they first come in 1861 to go on something called a freedom ride. 18 of us, seven right and six african-americans came here may 1st. we participated in nonviolent workshops and i will never forget him the night of may 3rd, someplace in downtown washington, we went to a chinese restaurant. growing up in rural alabama, going to school in nashville i'd never been to a chinese restaurant before. never had a meal at a chinese restaurant. but at night we had a wonderful meal. food was good and someone said, you should eat while because this may be like the last supper. the next
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Dec 28, 2012 11:00pm EST
. 6:30 p.m. we stayed up. what he accomplished in india. civil disobedience. the great religions of the world . dr. martin luther king jr. we were ready. we would be sitting in, standing at theater are going out freedom ride. we would be beaten. we would be jailed. but we didn't strike back. non-violence as a way of living, as a way of life. better to love them to hate. reconciliation. one example. i first came to washington d.c. may 1st 1961. .. food was good. and someone said, should be above because this may be like the last supper. the next day, may 4, 1961, we left washing 10, traveling from here on our way to new orleans. the first incident occurred in charlotte, north carolina. back in 1961, black people in way people could be seated together on a greyhound bus. couldn't share the same waiting room, the same restroom facilities. segregation was the order of the day. in charlotte, north carolina in may 1961, young african-american man entered a so-called weight waiting room. he went into the waiting room and later into the barbershop and tried to get shoe shine. he was arre
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Dec 27, 2012 9:00am EST
-- fundamentally, you know, has a lot to do with morality and religion and the fact that the forces, that it's become more and more acceptable in our society to have children out of wedlock. and in particular in the african-american community. and it's too bad. >> and if social science does show anything, it is the correlation between intact, two-participant families -- two-parent families and achievement. >> absolutely. and, you know, that was also politically incorrect to say for a long time. i mean, that's the reason when daniel patrick moynihan pointed out this problem in the 19 of of1960s, he got such criticism that he stopped. brave a man as he was, he had nothing to do with this issue for the rest of his career. but now i think it's becoming increasingly recognized on both sides of the aisle that as roger says, you know, you name the social pathology whether it's dropping out of school, getting into trouble with the law, you know, whatever, and there's a strong correlation between it and growing up in a home without a father. particularly for boys. >> with this gentleman right here. w
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 6:00am EST
their attitude was, he wants to study your language and your religion, we will do it. but at the same time we are going to insist on their own identity as a people. so you could say that the african identity grew as a counterpoint to this idea that they should become civilized christians. now, all of these tensions were on display because once the supreme court ruled in their favor, and said they could go home, well, the supreme court also ruled the united states government had no responsibility to pay for their going home, so how were they going to get home? well, for the longest time, people believed lewis and some other wealthy abolitionists would pay for this, but, in fact, what happened was the abolitionists with the cooperation of the amistad africans organize a big tour up and down the eastern seaboard in which the amistad africans would go and speak and perform, perform their knowledge of christianity, performed their knowledge of english, perform their civilization. and at the same time they would insist on singing their native african song. the african side was always there. and her
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